APNA holds two national conferences each year, the CPI Conference in June (with CPI West in March) and the Annual Conference in October. The association also tries to make available as many continuing education opportunities to its members as possible. This area of the site organizes these offerings into one place. Click on the links below to learn more about each exciting program in psychiatric mental health nursing.
Online CE: APNA eLearning Center
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Archived sessions from recent APNA Clinical Psychopharmacology Institutes (CPI) and Annual Conferences. Slides synced with audio, podcasts; 0.75 - 2.75 contact hours each - pharmacology credits
APNA Transitions in Practice Certificate Program
Online program which delivers the foundational psychiatric mental health knowledge that RNs need as they transition into mental health practice settings.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Waiver Training
Two free webinars which together meet the 24 hours of required education to apply to obtain a DEA waiver to prescribe MAT for opioid use disorders.
8 & 16 contact hours
APNA Webinars: Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorders
3 free webinars to educate and empower nurses during the opioid epidemic.
1.25 - 3.5 contact hours each
Continuing Education Programs:
APNA Recovery to Practice Program
Interactive 6-module course appropriate for professionals looking to integrate recovery-oriented practices in to the care they provide.
APNA Competency-Based Training for Suicide Prevention
An interactive training, presented by a facilitator with expertise in suicide prevention, which increases confidence and competence in the nursing skills of suicide assessment, management and prevention.
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.